Julia Meek

Host, Folktales & Meet the Music

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for over thirty years. She is currently co-producer and host of Folktales, co-coordinator and host of Meet the Music.

Courtesy/Fiesta Fort Wayne

Fiesta Fort Wayne, a nearly forty year old tradition, takes place this Saturday, in Headwaters Park.

As the largest Latino event in northeast Indiana, the all-day festivities attract festivalgoers from around the tri-state area, and feature traditional music, dance and food, as well as educational programs and presentations.

To get a real feel for the flavor of this joyful, end of August celebration, WBOI's Julia Meek sat down with festival coordinator, Fernando Zapari, to discuss the event's roots and rhythms, and how it impacts the whole community.

Courtesy/Gunslinger Motion Pictures

Local filmmaker, Ryne Hastings and his producer, Dan Epple, are leading a team that is hot on the trail of legendary local figures, with a new documentary in the works that residents are invited to take an active part in this Friday evening.

Courtesy/Botanical Conservatory

With the Botanical Conservatory's Botanical Roots Concert Series in full swing, there's a hardy helping of Americana music being served up, under the stars, every Friday night this month.

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Indiana native, B.J. Hollars, now a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire, has a deep interest in the Americna civil rights movement and flair for creative nonfiction that have converged in a new book called "The Road South: Personal Stories of the Freedom Riders."

Courtesy/Embassy Theatre SCORE Program

Fort Wayne's Embassy Theatre is hosting its three week intensive for middle school studens with a passion for stage craft again this summer.

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